Transferring diversity of goat grass to farmers’ fields through the development of synthetic hexaploid wheat

@article{Aberkane2020TransferringDO,
  title={Transferring diversity of goat grass to farmers’ fields through the development of synthetic hexaploid wheat},
  author={Hafid Aberkane and Thomas Payne and Masahiro Kishi and Melinda Smale and Ahmed Amri and Nelissa Jamora},
  journal={Food Security},
  year={2020},
  pages={1 - 17}
}
Genetic variation in wheat is needed to address global food security challenges, particularly as climates change. Crop wild relatives are unique reservoirs of useful alleles for crop improvement and are important components of genebank collections. We analyzed how the derivatives of ‘goat grass’ (Aegilops tauschii) have been used to widen the genetic base for wheat breeding and surveyed wheat breeders to elicit adoption estimates. Synthetic hexaploid wheat (SHW) is derived by crossing goat… 
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